Art Awards

The City of Melville Art Awards are held in May each year.

Showcasing 280 artworks, the City of Melville Art Awards aims to acknowledge and encourage students, emerging and established visual artists in the community by providing an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public.

This year’s exhibition marked the 40th anniversary of the City of Melville Art Awards with a $14,000 prize pool.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the 2016 exhibition.

2016 Art Awards Winners

Category Winning Artist and Work
$5,000 Open Award (Acquisitive)Matthew Thorley, Built Nostalgic
$1,500 Painting AwardRachelle Dusting, Silent Stigma
$1,500 Works on Paper AwardRory O'Neill, Shelter
$1,500 3D Sculpture / Textile AwardTony Formentin, Photon Cannon
$1,000 Work by City of Melville Resident AwardBen Sherar, Jumping Blackwall
$500 Youth (ages 15 to 18) AwardLauren Joyce, Forever More
$1,000 People's Choice PrizeNeisha Phipps, Nan
Highly Commended ($500 cash / gift card prizes)
PaintingLesley Meaney, Untitled
Works on PaperJulie Silvester, So Still
3D Sculpture / TextileSharon & Jackie Wong, Birth of a Possum
Work by City of Melville ResidentRoss Potter, Off Cut
Youth (ages 15 to 18) ($250 prize)Meghann Martin, Feminine Form
Grace Hendry, Light and Shadows
Judges Special Mention ($100 prize)Shelley Cowper, The Escarpment
Daniela Dlugocz, Jeremiah 29:11

For more details regarding the 2016 Exhibition, please click here.

For more information, please contact the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) by email or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

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